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Confederations Cup: Portugal defeats Mexico 2 -1 to win third-place

Confederations Cup: Portugal defeats Mexico 2 -1 to win third-place


Portugal Sunday afternoon defeated Mexico 2 – 1 to win the third-place play-off at the Confederations Cup in Moscow.
Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down in the tension-soaked match.
Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico a 54th-minute lead, but Pepe slotted home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at Spartak Stadium.
Silva then struck his first international goal after a handball inside the box on 104 minutes, while both sides finished with 10 men as Nelson Semedo was dismissed for Portugal before Raul Jimenez saw red for Mexico.
Meanwhile, World champions, Germany face Copa America holders Chile later in the final in Saint Petersburg.

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